Social media has become the main communication method for many people, especially the younger folk known as the millenials. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, among many other online tools have become online meeting grounds. Posts filled with pictures and updates about one’s life can include mundane things as a day at the park all the way to a high school graduation bash. The new 2016 film, Recovery, uses as the subtext to its tale social media, cell phones, and this new way of connecting.
Jessie is graduating from high school. When she attends her boyfriend’s graduation bash, she sees him making out with another girl. As she is about to confront him, another girl, Kim, tells her its not worth it since the same girl broke up her relationship too. Two girls scorned decide to head off to a downtown techno club. Unfortunately, Jessie loses her cell phone but her brother Miles has a recovery app that allows him to trace where her phone may be. Unfortunately for Jessie and her friends, where they head to find the mobile phone may be a place of nightmares.
Starring newcomer Kirby Bliss Blanton (who already has received rave reviews for her turn in the 2016 horror film Tell Me How I Die and Eli Roth’s Green Inferno) and Rachel DiPillo (tv star of Chicago Med) lead a likeable cast who give depth to what could have been generic characters. Released to VOD on November 11th, 2016, Dark Discussions takes a look at this new horror movie.